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Review: W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough
Still Not Black Enough

Label: Demolition Records
Year released: 1995
Duration: 38:22
Tracks: 10
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: April 29, 2009
Reviewed by: Hermer Arroyo
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Rated 3.9/5 (78.06%) (31 Votes)

Three years after the great record that is The Crimson Idol, Blackie Lawless delivers Still Not Black Enough and it borrows heavily from its predecessor. The similarities between those two albums are staggering: the title track sounds like "The Invisible Boy" and "Breathe," while good, sounds a little bit like "Hold on to My Heart". Another thing in common with their previous album are the narrations. "Goodbye America" and "Rock and Roll to Death" is like his 80's output. Overall the song structure, the production and the quantity of acoustic parts on the record will remind you a lot of The Crimson Idol.

Although there are a few highlights, W.A.S.P. were in a no-win situation because it is never easy to follow a masterpiece. This album is definitely a giant step backwards as it offers no innovation at all and the lack of energy displayed in the majority of the songs doesn't help either. I should love this album as it has everything that I loved from the previous album, but looking back it wasn't a good idea to make The Crimson Idol "Part II" as this feels like Idol's leftovers. Disappointing to say the least, it doesn't leave you with any good lasting impressions. Avoid unless you want to complete their discography

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